Skip to comments.A Better Christian Nationalism
Posted on 09/01/2018 5:23:56 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
During his address to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), Vice President Pence called America a nation of faith." and claimed that the phrase was a favorite of President Trumps, and "we are in the midst of a new beginning of greatness in America.
The new SBC President, J. D. Greear, felt the need to tweet his ambivalence about Pences speech, and perhaps Pences very presence at the Convention.
In his own speech to the Convention, Greear emphasized the subordinate place of earthly politics. Baptists renounce Messianic politics and Messianic politicians, because:
We believe that Jesus is the lord of the whole earth... that salvation is found in him, not in the Republican platform or the Democratic platform, and that salvation did not come riding in on the wings of Air Force One. It came cradled in a manger.
Theologically, its best to split the difference.
No nation will ever become the kingdom of God; no people will ever replace the Church as the people of God. Yet the gospel announces Jesuss kingship over everything. The Church proclaims the gospel so that the world will acknowledge Jesus. We hope for an America that honors the Church, an America whose manners express the golden rule and the second great commandment, whose laws respect Gods law by protecting the vulnerable, whose arts and entertainments glorify rather than degrade human beings, whose children learn that Scripture and prayer are essential to education. We hope for an America conformed to the reality that Jesus is Lord.
A Church isnt proclaiming the full biblical gospel unless it calls kings and nations to acknowledge and serve the king of kings. To abandon hope that Americaand every other nationmight become Christian is to abandon the gospel.
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Thank-you for that reminder. God Bless.
Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s and unto God that which is God’s.
..the SBC should be less concerned about maintaining their big tent—Trump knows who Messiah is...
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